VFW Statement on McDonald Confirmation

VFW looks forward to working with McDonald toward a fix

 The U.S. Senate today confirmed former Proctor & Gamble chief executive Robert McDonald as the new secretary of Veterans Affairs. 

In a statement, John W. Stroud, the national commander of the 1.9 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States and its Auxiliaries, congratulates the new secretary on his confirmation, and most especially for wanting to help make a difference in the lives of his fellow veterans during a time of nationwide crisis in care and confidence in his department.

“Secretary McDonald is inheriting a VA in crisis,” said Stroud, an Air Force retiree from Hawthorne, Nev., “but he also inherits a VA that is worth saving, which is why the VFW looks forward to working with him and his team as they fix what’s broken, hold employees appropriately accountable to the maximum extent of the law, and restore the faith of veterans in their VA.”